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  • Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • Time 6:30 pm
  • Venue Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse
  • Musicians Shawn Welk, oboe
    Richard Becker, piano
  • BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Opus 49:
    Pan and Arethusa
  • RUBBRA Sonata in C Major for oboe and piano, Opus 100
    I. Con moto
    II. Elegy, lento, liberamente
    III. Presto
  • MATTHAY Three Lyric Studies for piano solo
    I. A Portrait
    II. Gnats & Gnomes
    III. Air Débonnair
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (Adapted for English horn by Robert E. Stanton) Six Studies in English Folk-Song
  • DUNHILL Three Short Pieces, Opus 81
    I. Pastoral
    II. Romance
    III. Capriccietto
  • GOOSSENS Concerto in One Movement, Opus 45

This concert features oboe player Shawn Welk and pianist Richard Becker performing pieces by Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Tobias Matthay, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas F. Dunhill, and Eugene Goossens. The 2017 Summer Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music, and is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the theme of The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars.

Tickets are $18 for Adults and $12 for Children under 18 and College Students. Cash bar available. 

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